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Podcast: How to Handle Sticky Situations around COVID, Politics, Table Manners and More

Podcast: How to Handle Sticky Situations around COVID, Politics, Table Manners and More

Well, hello there.  Today’s article goes there.  You know what I mean…..COVID, politics and all the other things that can pop up around the dining table or anywhere else in life.

Evie and Sarah, authors and podcasters of  Modern Manners for Moms and Dads interview me on their podcast. 

We have a fantastic conversation about handling sticky situations that we are all facing in today’s world.

As a soon-to-be-etiquette expert, you may wonder how to answer these types of questions when asked by clients, teachers, parents or friends.

Here a few of the answers to your most pressing etiquette questions that are relevant to today’s world:

  1. How to handle political conversations that might get controversial over a holiday meal
  2. How to handle difficult conversations about the coronavirus precautions
  3. Important manners for families and individuals to practice with children right now

The link to the podcast is located below this article in the Manners To Go Links and Resource Section.

Would you like to start a business teaching manners to children?

Here is a FREE guide to help you get started. It is a guide on “Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business”.

I trust you will find this guide very helpful as you begin down the path to becoming an etiquette expert.

Etiquette Certification by Manners To Go

We are here to help you achieve big results so that you can make a difference with youth AND build a business that you absolutely love.

Start with the best.  Check out our website and see how other licensees have gotten a fast start using our system.  We have videos of other licensee’s being interviewed about their new business.  At the end of this article, you will find the videos in the Links and Resources section.

No other etiquette certification training even comes close.

Step 1

Most likely, you will want to get to know us.  Feel free to call or email us.  Click on the links below.  We are happy to discuss the details with you.

Step 2

Decide the best training option for you.

We offer two trainings for to become certified to teach manners to children:

Option #1:  “Live” Video Training:  If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.  You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice.  

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

Option #2:  2-Day In-Person PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  You also have to opportunity to observe me teaching a class.  Head over to our website or click the image below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates. Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date. 

Manners To Go Links and Resources

Podcast for Parents to Teach Etiquette

Did You Know Manners To Go Started as an Activity Kit?

What to Avoid When Starting an Etiquette School for Children

 

Did You Know Manners To Go Started as an Activity Kit?

Did You Know, Manners To Go Started as an Activity Kit?

Creating the activity kit, Manners To Go was my first foray into entrepreneurship!

And what a journey it was.  I would not trade that time in my life for anything.  

There was a huge gap in the market for a fun and relevant product and program for parents to teach life skills and manners at home.

As I was researching etiquette books and products to teach manners, I found stuffy and judgmental choices.

Manners and confidence never go out of style and as a society, we needed a product that parents and children could relate to and use with ease.

I created and produced over 1500 kits and handled marketing, accounting, sales and distribution all myself. I attended Toy Fair as a vender in NYC twice.  

No, I DO NOT recommend this…doing it all by yourself!

Neiman Marcus, Learning Express and a local children’s store in Philadelphia were the first to purchase the activity kits.

Manners To Go Activity Kit Sold at Neiman Marcus

Manners To Go Neiman Marcus

And the rest is history.  Manners To Go continued to grow.  It soon grew into a curriculum for schools.  

I was teaching after school programs and realized I could only be in one place at a time.

That is when I started training others to teach the Manners To Go system.

I am happy to tell you that Manners To Go is taught in all demographics.  From Eloise at The Plaza, to the most challenged areas in the US and other countries, all children deserve to learn good manners. 

Manners To Go speaks to all children.  They find it fun and relatable. 

Still, 20 years later, Manners To Go makes a difference.  

Have You Considered Joining our Manners Movement?

Here is a FREE guide to help you get started. It is a guide on “Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business”. 

I trust you will find this guide very helpful as you begin down the path to becoming an etiquette expert.

Etiquette Certification by Manners To Go

Manners To Go Lesson Plans for Teachers

Would you like to start a business teaching manners to children?

We are here to help you achieve big results so that you can make a difference with youth AND build a business that you absolutely love.

Start with the best.  Check out our website and see how other licensees have gotten a fast start using our system.  We have videos of other licensee’s being interviewed about their new business.  At the end of this article, you will find the videos in the Links and Resources section.

No other etiquette certification training even comes close.

Step 1

Most likely, you will want to get to know us.  Feel free to call or email us.  Click on the links below.  We are happy to discuss the details with you.

Step 2

Decide what is the best training option for you.

We offer two trainings for to become certified to teach manners to children:

Option #1:  “Live” Video Training:  If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.  You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice.  

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

Option #2:  2-Day In-Person PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  You also have to opportunity to observe me teaching a class.  Head over to our website or click the image below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates. Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date. 

Manners To Go Links and Resources

Do You Want to Nerd Out on Etiquette: Watch This Interview

What to Avoid When Starting an Etiquette School for Children

Etiquette Certification: Why Reinvent the Wheel, An Interview

 

Do You Want to Nerd Out on Etiquette: Watch This Interview

Do You Want to Nerd Out on Etiquette: Then Watch This Interview

Manners and Parenting Book

Sarah Davis, Ed.D. and Evie Granville, M.Ed.

A new book, Modern Manners for Moms and Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions for Sticky Social Situations is being released this week.  This is a must read for those of us that have a passion for teaching manners to children.

I am thrilled I had the chance to interview the authors yesterday.  They are smart and savvy moms that share real-life experiences in their new book.

This is not your grandmothers etiquette book. Their book deals with issues on guiding young children in today’s hectic and ever-changing world.

From birthday parties to how to ask children if it is ok to post their pictures on social media, all the questions you ponder as a soon-to-be etiquette expert are answered.

And some of their answers may surprise you.

Take time to make a latte or a cup of tea and enjoy as I interview them about all things sticky when out and about in daily life with young children.

Yes, we get a bit nerdy about social skills but I promise you will learn so much that you can share with children, parents and teachers.

Here is a link to the videos, Part 1

 Here is the link to Part 2

 Would You Like to Start a Business Teaching Manners to Children?

We are here to help you achieve big results so that you can make a difference with youth AND build a business that you absolutely love.

Start with the best.  Check out our website and see how other licensees have gotten a fast start using our system.  We have videos of other licensee’s being interviewed about their new business.  At the end of this article, you will find the videos in the Links and Resources section.

No other etiquette certification training even comes close.

Here is a FREE guide to help you get started. It is a guide on “Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business”.  

Etiquette Certification by Manners To Go

I trust you will find this guide very helpful as you begin down the path to becoming an etiquette expert.

Step 1

Most likely, you will want to get to know us.  Feel free to call or email us.  Click on the links below.  We are happy to discuss the details with you.

Step 2

Decide what is the best training option for you.

We offer two trainings for to become certified to teach manners to children:

Option #1:  “Live” Video Training:  If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.  You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice.  

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

Option #2:  2-Day In-Person PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  You also have to opportunity to observe me teaching a class.  Head over to our website or click the image below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates. Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date. 

Manners To Go Links and Resources

What to Avoid When Starting an Etiquette School for Children

How to Get Testimonials When You First Start Teaching Manners to Children

3 Beliefs to Adopt for Etiquette Experts

 

Manners To Go Lesson Plans for Teachers

 

What is the Difference Between Manners To Go and The American Academy of Etiquette

What is the Difference Between Manners To Go and The American Academy of Etiquette?

Naming your business is one of the first items on our agenda.  Some of you come to me with the decision made others need a bit of assistance.

Trust me, I have caught many mistakes over the years.

Let me explain the names I have for my business.

The American Academy of Etiquette, Inc. is the parent name to my business.  The business is incorporated.  I chose to do it this way when I launched in Dallas, Texas years ago.

Soon thereafter, I created Manners To Go to cater to those who want to teach life skills to children.

Although I started teaching manners “live” to students, Manners To Go actually was launched as an activity kit.  My first order was from a local toy store, the second purchase order was from Neiman Marcus.

The American Academy of Etiquette is used to deliver services to corporations around the world.  It serves the “business” market.

I am so very proud of both entities.

Would you like to start a business teaching manners to children?

We are here to help you achieve big results so that you can make a difference with youth AND build a business that you absolutely love.

Start with the best.  Check out our website and see how other licensees have gotten a fast start using our system.  We have videos of other licensee’s being interviewed about their new business.  At the end of this article, you will find the videos in the Links and Resources section.

No other etiquette certification training even comes close.

Step 1

Most likely, you will want to get to know us.  Feel free to call or email us.  Click on the links below.  We are happy to discuss the details with you.

Click Here to Schedule a Call with Manners To G0

Email Manners To Go

Step 2

Decide what is the best training option for you.

We offer two trainings for to become certified to teach manners to children:

Option #1:  “Live” Video Training:  If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.  You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice.  

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

Option #2:  2-Day In-Person PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  You also have to opportunity to observe me teaching a class.  Head over to our website or click the image below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates. Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date. 

Here is a FREE guide to help you get started. It is a guide on “Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business”. 

I trust you will find this guide very helpful as you begin down the path to becoming an etiquette expert.

Click here or on the image below to get the free guide.

Etiquette Certification by Manners To Go

Manners To Go Links and Resources

What to Avoid When Starting an Etiquette School for Children

Etiquette Certification: Why Reinvent the Wheel, An Interview

 

What to Avoid When Starting an Etiquette School for Children

What to Avoid When Starting an Etiquette School for Children

The number one thing you can choose to avoid is OVERWHELM!

Starting this type of business is actually easier than most. 

A BIG ADVANTAGE of starting a business teaching manners to children is the cost. The cost of launching this type of business is relatively inexpensive compared to others.

There is no overhead.  What I mean by this is you do not need a space (brick and mortar) to start teaching nor do you need to purchase or manufacture inventory.

To get started, you need a comprehensive curriculum and a go getter attitude. 

Overwhelm keeps you stuck.

Clarity comes with starting the process. We all learn by doing.

Are You Ready to Get Started Teaching Manners to Children?

We have a done-for you system.

We are here to help you achieve big results so that you can make a difference with youth AND build a business that you absolutely love.

Start with the best.  Check out our website and see how other licensees have gotten a fast start using our system.  We have videos of other licensee’s being interviewed about their new business.  At the end of this article, you will find the videos in the Links and Resources section.

No other etiquette certification training even comes close.

Step 1

Most likely, you will want to get to know us.  Feel free to call or email us.  Click on the links below.  We are happy to discuss the details with you.

Click Here to Schedule a Call with Manners To G0

Email Manners To GoStep 2

Decide what is the best training option for you.

We offer two trainings for to become certified to teach manners to children:

Option #1:  “Live” Video Training:  If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.  You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice.  

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

Option #2:  2-Day In-Person PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  You also have to opportunity to observe me teaching a class.  Head over to our website or click the image below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates. Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date. 

Here is a FREE guide to help you get started. It is a guide on “Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business”. 

I trust you will find this guide very helpful as you begin down the path to becoming an etiquette expert.

Etiquette Certification by Manners To Go

Manners To Go Links and Resources

3 Beliefs to Adopt for Etiquette Experts

How to Get Testimonials When You First Start Teaching Manners to Children

Etiquette Certification: Why Reinvent the Wheel, An Interview

Elegance for the Soon-To-Be Etiquette Expert

Elegance for the Soon-To-Be Etiquette Expert

Let’s dive deep into this one.  Elegance may not be exactly what you think.

I will start off this way….this is what elegance is NOT…

Elegance is NOT a stuffy, judgmental, pretentious display of high society and a snobby mindset.

So, what is an elegant state of mind?

Ahh… now this is what I like to ponder and observe.

I would like to offer my experience and observation on elegance because I have been studying this for a very long time.

Let’s go to the positive side of ELEGANCE.

Elegance stems from the latin word elegantia (sounds lovely). It means taste and refinement.

Here are my observations and notes so far on elegance:

Elegance is not about having a lot of money but is a mindset.  To have a mindset of elegance you must be hyper-aware.

This type of mindset is kind and refined.  It is not about judgement but inclusion.   Being mindfully elegant is about speaking and making eye-contact daily with everyone.

Elegance is dressing the part and being true to yourself.  If you choose to be the most well-dressed in the room, then own it. You do not have to pull yourself back to join in with the crowd.

Elegance is about being polished in your own style, posture and your manner with others. How you treat yourself and others matter.  

Handle yourself with dignity and self-respect always.  Trust me, you will feel better.

Elegance is about being selective and choosing quality over quantity everyday.

Elegance is showing an interest in others.

Elegance is knowing who you can trust. 

Elegance is choosing not to spew your troubles into the world.  Remember, to be selective.

Elegance is walking into a room or the grocery store knowing your value.

Elegance is embodying GRACE, GRIT and GUMPTION! (by the way, click here to  read our article on this topic)

I am so curious….what is your experience with elegance?

You can click here to leave a comment. 

Are You Ready to Get Started Teaching Manners to Children?

We have a done-for you system.

We are here to help you achieve big results so that you can make a difference with youth AND build a business that you absolutely love.

Start with the best.  Check out our website and see how other licensees have gotten a fast start using our system.  We have videos of other licensee’s being interviewed about their new business.  At the end of this article, you will find the videos in the Links and Resources section.

No other etiquette certification training even comes close.

Step 1

Most likely, you will want to get to know us.  Feel free to call or email us.  Click on the links below.  We are happy to discuss the details with you.

Click Here to Schedule a Call with Manners To G0

Email Manners To GoStep 2

Decide what is the best training option for you.

We offer two trainings for to become certified to teach manners to children:

Option #1:  “Live” Video Training:  If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.  You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice.  

Professional Consultant Certification - Live video training

Option #2:  2-Day In-Person PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  You also have to opportunity to observe me teaching a class.  Head over to our website or click the image below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

2 Day Etiquette Certificate Training

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates. Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date. 

Here is a FREE guide to help you get started. It is a guide on “Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business”. 

I trust you will find this guide very helpful as you begin down the path to becoming an etiquette expert.

Etiquette Certification by Manners To Go

Manners To Go Links and Resources

What is an Etiquette Certification?

Manners Business Playbook

A New Licensee Becomes Certified and Trained

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